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e-3831 (Fisheries)

Initiated by Rodney Tysdal from Powell River, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

  • The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has not increased funding to the Community Economic Development Program (CEDP) hatcheries, or made adjustments for inflation, since the program’s inception in 1982;
  • No public structural audit has been conducted of DFO Pacific staff positions or of the effectiveness of representation of the said staff in ensuring CEDP’s have the necessary resources to carry out Pacific salmon enhancement, conservation, and education activities; and
  • Any increase in the price of the Salmon Conservation Stamp should be directed towards CEDP and hatchery operations, as these organizations directly supply the fishing opportunity that this stamp allows anglers access to.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to:
1. Increase annual contribution agreements to the Powell River Salmon Society and CEDP programs;
2. Allocate any increase in Conservation Stamp Funds to CEDP programs; and
3. Ensure proper representation of coastal communities by DFO Staff members.
Open for signature
February 8, 2022, at 11:24 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 9, 2022, at 11:24 a.m. (EDT)
Photo - Rachel Blaney
North Island—Powell River
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia